The vets all around the world admit to the fact that parasites are nothing less than a nuisance for the pets. As the spring and summer approach, nature starts flaunting its liveliness. Flowers are in a bloom and therefore millions of parasites get set to make your pet their new address. Ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and many more come to action to infect your innocent pets that aren’t used to this kind of ‘unseen’ attack.
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Parasites are of many kinds and they affect accordingly. For instance, heartworms will rupture your pet’s heart badly if they are not removed or treated in time. Similarly other parasites can cripple your pet’s major organic systems like its digestive, respiratory, mental system etc. Other than the systems, many body parts like ears, eyes and mouth are prone to a parasite attack. Thus it is best to call for a parasite control service so as to prevent any kind serious illness for your pet.
Following are the different types of parasites, how they affect and how they can be dealt with:
Fleas are actually tiny dark-brown insects that breed in the coat and skin of pets. Once they start feeding, they can grow up to 150 times their own length! The most common sign of a flea infestation is excessive scratching done by your pet. Also, your pet could seem quite irritated due to these fleas. Flea insecticides can be used to guard your place from them.
Ticks, unlike other parasites, don’t travel much. They however would hop on your pet as soon as they detect that it’s approaching. Once they have a blood feed, they detach from the host’s body and fall off. While feeding, ticks inject a toxin in your pet’s body that diffuses in its nervous system and can gradually paralyse your pet. Tick collars or spray products are available, to save dogs from ticks. Since cats are more sensitive to chemicals, therefore no such product is available for them. However, daily grooming can help in their case.
Heartworms get injected in a pet’s body by mosquitos. Once inside, these worms feed there and gradually reach the organ through the passage of other organs and vessels. A simple blood test can give you the proof of whether your pet is affected by heartworms or not. To make sure they don’t breed in your pet’s body, you can give medications to your pet in the form of tablets or liquid.
- Intestinal Worms:
They are the most common class of parasites and sadly the most ignored too. These worms can greatly affect your pet’s intestines and its digestive system. Preventive worming of puppies and kittens should be done every two weeks till they reach the age of 12 weeks. Then gradually this process should repeat once every three years.